I love going grocery shopping every day. I like to browse a different store or farmers market each day and let it inspire me for my dinner menu that night. If something speaks to me, I buy it and it gets served at my family’s dinner table. It’s a great strategy, because it allows me to cook freshest food items each day and it keeps my refrigerator un-cluttered.
I heard a couple of exciting updates to the local food-shopping scene and I just had to check them out.
I received a postcard a few days ago informing me that Caraluzzi’s in Georgetown is re-opening. How exciting! I have been to Caraluzzi’s many times and was always excited to find unique food items there. But the atmosphere there always felt a little dull. Over time, I found some other favorites and almost forgot about Caraluzzi’s. The new and improved store is much livelier. It is studded with an expansive seafood section. It has a full service butcher’s counter as well as a large selection of artisan cheeses. There is even a pastry case featuring store-made cakes and decadent individual desserts. My favorite addition to the new Caraluzzi’s is the café and gelato bar! Now you can order up a yummy panini and sip your freshly frothed cappuccino while you watch the buzzing activity at the store. There is a wonderful seating area at the café that makes it a perfect place to lunch or snack should you need a food-break. For parents with young children – imagine how much simpler your grocery trip will be, now that your child can savor a yummy gelato while you shop in peace! :-)
The next big news is that Kings Market recently opened its doors in Old Greenwich. I am familiar with Kings Market from back in the days when I used to live in New Jersey. It was always my favorite store to visit. If I ever needed a flowers, dessert or cake for a special occasion – it HAD to come from Kings. Their produce was always top quality as well. Browsing the store today, warm and delicious memories flooded my mind. This new store in Old Greenwich seems to have a much larger selection of prepared foods – from what I remember. There seemed to be limitless choices suitable for any craving. The dessert counter made me feel like I had arrived back home after ages! Hazelnut cake. Check! Chocolate mousse. Check! Berry tart. Check! Yes! Yes!! YESSS!!!!!
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